Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 6th April 2017

Niseko Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:09am on Thursday 6th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny, thin cloud
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 2m/s - 11m/s (Hirafu)
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 6th April 2017, 8:09am
0cm
Wednesday 5th April 2017, 8:29am 0cm
Tuesday 4th April 2017, 8:20am 0cm
Monday 3rd April 2017, 8:10am 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Saturday 1st April 2017, 7:44am 0cm
Friday 31st March 2017, 7:43am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 10cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 688cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:09am on Thursday 6th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning.

Yesterday there were some pretty strong winds in the afternoon when I ventured up on to the slopes at Niseko Grand Hirafu.

It was warm yesterday and this morning it is starting off warmer still. It's +6C now. The local forecast calls for a high temperature of 14C in Kutchan town today... and for rain by the end of today and overnight though for the moment the sun is out and it's a mix of light blue and hazy kind of thin cloud up there.

An early start is most surely recommended.

It doesn't feel windy down here now but the resorts are reporting westerly and south-westerly winds of 10-11m/s, so best to keep an eye on that too.

Tomorrow should see temperatures dropping somewhat.

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It seems the Hirafu webcams aren't being updated at the moment. Unless the same folk are walking past the camera at the time I save the images each morning! So that is why we are showing some different images on the report at the moment.

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Individual resort information: Thursday 6th April 2017:

Below info subject to change during the day due to snow and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.
All course areas remain open.

Official snow depth:
Top - 300cm
Base - 100cm

Operating lifts:
Ace Family (8:30am until 4:30pm) - until 16th April
Ace Number 2 Center Four (8:30am until 4:30pm)
Holiday Number 1 pair (8:30am until 3:00pm) - until 9th April
King Number 3 (8:40am until 4:30pm)
King Number 4 (8:50am until 4:30pm)
Gondola (8:30am until 4:30pm - on weekends and national holidays only)

The Spring Park should be open from 10am until 3:30pm

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Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

Official snow depth:
Top - 215cm
Base - 90cm

Operating lifts:
Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo Number 1
Jumbo Number 4

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort has closed for the season.
Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to part re-open from 28th April until 7th May.
Night time floodlit operations have finished for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:09am on Thursday 6th April 2017
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

Should be open as normal this morning but watch out for windy conditions perhaps...

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Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 6th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
6th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 10cm 6cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 110cm 61cm 30cm
December observed snowfall total 181cm 244cm 519cm
January observed snowfall total 152cm 303cm 257cm
February observed snowfall total 160cm 266cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 83cm 109cm 139cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 6cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 688cm 992cm 1144cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 6th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
-
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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